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Ocean Systems to Support Marine Air-Ground Task Force

March 16, 2011
By George Seffers

Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation, Oceanside, California, is being awarded a more than $7 million task order to provide financial management, systems engineering, acquisition and programmatic, life cycle logistics analysis and technical support, and task management and administrative support to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) command and control systems (MC2S) program management office and the Digital Fires and Situational Awareness (DFSA) program management office of Product Group 11, Marine Corps Systems Command. This performance work statement includes MAGTF command and control situational awareness; joint tactical common operational picture workstation; global command and control system-tactical combat operations system; command operations center; joint combat target identification-ground; and science and technology efforts under the MC2S program management office. It also includes advanced field artillery tactical data system, target location, designation and hand-off system, joint battle command platform, and the Blue Force Tracker family of systems programs under the DFSA program management office. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Cool App-titude: Free Military Wallpaper

March 15, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Show your military pride with a series of free Android apps that provide smart phone wallpaper for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

Webinar: Detect, Deceive and Defeat

March 14, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

To detect and then locate ephemeral, shifting signals demands an advanced signal processing subsystem, combining a very High Probability of Intercept (HPOI) with a unique capability for multi-channel coherency. In an upcoming webinar, Mercury Computer Systems' Marc Couture and Tom Roberts will present the design concepts of such a processing subsystem, with tightly integrated RF tuners and digital receivers

Elbit Receives Urgent Need Contract for Laser Target Designator

March 14, 2011
By George Seffers

Elbit Systems of America, dba Kollsman, Incorporated, Merrimack, New Hampshire, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $10 million for the Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (JTAC LTD). The basic contract will be for three first article units, 150 production units, a lot of initial issue spares and training. The JTAC LTD is being procured to meet the requirements of an urgent universal needs statement. It is a lightweight, man-portable, state-of-the-art laser target designator/marker that permits warfighters to rapidly bring effective fires to bear on hostile targets. The JTAC LTD is intended to provide dismounted Marines with a designation and marking capability that is immediately accessible. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Produce Advanced Mission Computers for Jets

March 14, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information System, Bloomington, Minnesota, is being awarded a nearly $18 million contract modification for the full-rate production of 68 type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircrafts. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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